FRIENDS OF YGG
YGG would like to give special thanks to individuals and corporations listed below who are committed to developing future female leaders. Thanks to their generosity we are able to deliver our collective missions and to make a positive impact on female athletes.
Warroad Hockey Apparel Co. has set out to create a brand rooted in hockey, for the players, fans, and followers. We are building a movement that is authentic and deeply rooted in the integrity and soul of a hockey player. Warroad products are designed in collaboration with top tier NHL players and industry professionals. They are built from premium, hand-selected materials, with quality construction, style, and performance. www.warroad.com
Lids is an American retailer specializing in athletic headwear. LIDS retail stores offer a wide range of officially licensed and branded fashion representing college, major professional sports teams, as well as other categories in the latest styles and colors. www.lids.com
The Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club is a junior ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon, playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL). They are one of three leagues making up the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). www.winterhawks.com
GelStx, an official partner of the USHL, manufacturers and distributes game changing, weighted training sticks and shafts to maximize the development of an athlete’s shot velocity without jeopardizing accuracy. www.gelstix.com
SuperSeries AAA is the leading operator of youth hockey events in North America operating close to 100 showcases and tournaments throughout the season. Through our Durham Hockey Institute brand we compile elite spring and summer teams. Our goal is to match teams against similar level opponents and to expose players to teams in alternative leagues and geographies. www.SuperSeriesAAA.com
Nestled in the heart of Hollywood’s Sunset strip, State Social House is a celebrity-favorite restaurant and bar. State Social House is best known for its American comfort food, multi-level entertainment options, live and streaming events, and popular cigar and piano bars. www.statesocialhouse.com
44 Vision Hockey offers players video instruction using state-of-the-art technology and a deep bench of current and former NHL, Olympic, NCAA, Major Junior and Tier 1 Junior coaches. The 44 Vision provides players with an objective and differentiated instructional experience that will elevate any players’ game. For more information visit www.44visionhockey.com or contact Rob Schremp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona State University Men’s Hockey Program Head coach
Coach Powers enters his 13th overall season on the Sun Devil Coaching Staff and his sixth as head coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program. He was a finalist for the 2019 Spencer Penrose Award, which is awarded to the Division I Coach of the Year.
Greg tirelessly advocates for female athletes and provides invaluable on-ice coaching and off-ice mentorship and program development guidance.
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company
In her role she oversees many critical aspects of the nearly $12bn revenue metals service center company. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute.
Karla provides YGG female athletes with critical insights and guidance as they plan for a successful future off the ice. Karla is also a trusted advisor to YGG regarding corporate mentorship programs and executive sponsorship.
NHL LA Kings alumni and current LA Kings Radio commentator
He continues to grow the game and be an advocate for youth hockey, especially growing the girls program. He works regularly with the LA Lions and provides hockey fundamentals workshops. He works with several charities in the greater LA area through his work with the LA Kings.
CEO and president of ENI-JR286, Inc.
is the CEO and president of ENI-JR286, Inc., a license firm that specializes in sporting goods accessories. He started the firm in October 1998 as a private company, working with many top brands such as Fila, Speedo, Under Armour, Crocs, K-Swiss, Red Bull and other action sports companies.
The company, which is only one of four global partners, currently holds a global license with Nike Inc. The business is responsible for design development manufacturing and distribution for the products under license.
Former NHL and Entrepreneur
Chris V. Nelson is a more than a hockey player. Chris played at the University of Wisconsin Madison and was the first African-American to ever win an NCAA div 1 title. He also won 3 world championships in roller hockey for the US national team. After retiring from professional sports, Chris went on the become a major motion picture script specialists – accreditations include Miracle, Tooth Fairy, Love Guru, Batman and Robin and others – and a successful entrepreneur.
Chis is most proud of his roles as a husband and father of two. Chris advises YGG on topics covering greater diversity within the game of hockey and expanded representation from all players of color. See more about Chris at lockerroom13.com
Former NHL Player, Founder of 44 Vision
Rob Schremp is the founder of 44 vision (https://44visionhockey.com), an innovative business concept that, through video review, offers players direct advice and instruction from coaches with experience at the highest levels of hockey. Following a move to Canada, Rob was the first overall draft pick in the OHL, its leading scorer, and rookie of the year. In 2004, he was the First Round NHL draft pick and continued his career with the Edmonton Oilers, NY Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers. He continued playing in Europe for several more years with KHL, SHL, NLA, DEL, and EBEL. In addition to founding 44 vision, he is also one of its coaches; using his extensive experience in the game to further ice hockey and its players.
Team USA Player, NWHL and 44 Vision Coach
Amanda Pelkey began her hockey career at the University of Vermont; finishing her four years as co-captain and Vermont’s all-time leader in goals, assists and points. After graduating, she became the first player ever to sign with the Boston Pride, winning the Isobel Cup in its inaugural season. In 2018, a dream of hers was realized in PyeongChang, South Korea where she represented and brought home gold for the U.S. in the Olympic Winter Games. She is also a two-time World Champion at the IIHF World Championships. As founder and director of AMP Hockey (https://www.amandapelkey.com/camp), Player Development Ambassador for the Penticton Minor Hockey Association in Penticton British Columbia, and coach for 44 vision, she continues to train and coach aspiring hockey players.
Former NHL Player, Scout and 44 Vision Coach
Craig Cunningham is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and NHL Scout for the Arizona Coyotes currently working as a coach for 44 vision. While playing for the Vancouver Giants, he won a Memorial Cup, was named Western Conference Player of the Year, and is a Vancouver Giants Ring of Honor inductee. He was the 97th overall draft in 2010 and played with both the Boston Bruins and the Arizona Coyotes.
Team USA, NWHL and 44 Vision Coach
Alex Carpenter played ice hockey for The Boston College Eagles, during which time she received the Patty Kazmaier Award and was the all-time leader in points (men’s or women’s), goals and assists. She was the first overall selection in the 2015 inaugural NWHL Draft, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, 5-time Women’s World Champion, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2-time FirstTeam All-America, and 4-time Hockey East All-Star. She made four All-Star game appearances and went on to be a 2020 WHL Champion and 2020 WHL Best Bombardier Award recipient. She currently is a member of the Kunlun Red Star Vanke Rays of China and a coach for 44 vision.
NWHL, World Champion and 44 Vision Coach
Blake Bolden played hockey for Boston College, during which time she was named 2013 Boston College Captain and Division I All-American. Often referred to as the Jackie Robinson of women’s hockey for barrier-breaking firsts, Blake was the first Black player to be taken in the first round CWHL Draft and to compete in the National Women’s Hockey League. She is a 4X All Star, World Champion representing the United States, NWHL Champion, Defensive MVP, and 2020 Coach of the Year. She continues to inspire and teach through her work as a Mentor, Performance Coach, Professional Athlete, Scout for the Los Angeles Kings, and coach for 44 vision.
Team USA Player
Lyndsey has a long list of accomplishments including a degree from Harvard University, a silver medal with the 2014 U.S.A Olympic Ice Hockey Team, a MBA from Arizona State University, a hockey Ambassador to the Arizona Coyotes and President/CEO, a program leader for the all-girls Arizona Kachinas, and most recently, a named member of the NHL’s first Female Hockey Advisory Committee. See more about Lindsey at fryhockey.com
Former NHL player and Arizona State University Men’s Hockey Program Goalie coach
Eddie Läck, played for Leksands IF and Brynäs IF in Sweden before moving to the National Hockey League (NHL) where he played for the Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils. Eddie is currently a goaltender coach at Arizona State University. Eddie supports YGG through on and off-ice coaching and generous financial donations.